Anthony Iannarino, author, speaker and well-known sales leader discusses his contrary opinion of the buying process in B2B. He says prospects don’t already know about the product and salespeople aren’t unnecessary as some will have us believe. In this interview with the host Paul Petersen he covers:
- It isn’t true the prospect knows everything, this is misleading.
- Inexperienced sales qualifiers subtract value in the buyers mind rather than give value.
- Of the four values a sales person gives the prospects, only one is a real value add to the prospect.
- Why the first contract with a prospect has to be a value in creating a compelling partnership
- Why literature is useless
- He discusses the, most important, six word question a sales person can ask.
Anthony also discusses his upcoming book “Eat Their Lunch” which will be released November 6, 2018. The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition, from the author of The Only Sales Guide You'll Ever Need and The Lost Art of Closing.
About Anthony Iannarino
ANTHONY IANNARINO is a highly respected international speaker, bestselling author, entrepreneur, and sales leader specializing in the complex business-to-business (B2B) sale. He is also a founder and managing partner of two closely-held, family-owned businesses in the staffing industry, leading both entities in strategic planning while growing sales. Anthony is best known for his work at The Sales Blog, which has helped him gain recognition as a top thought leader in sales strategy. He is also the designer of Level 4 Value Creation™ and Building Consensus, methodologies that help sales organizations achieve transformational, breakthrough results.
In each business, Anthony is focused on helping professionals reach their full potential. In 2007, while growing the sales force of his second staffing firm, he discovered a knack for coaching, and realized that he could make enduring contributions to a company’s sales culture. He began blogging about complex selling processes, and gravitated toward B2B companies facing challenges in sales force management and performance. His transition to professional speaking, consulting, and workshop facilitation led to the development of a trademarked methodology that has proven instrumental in helping sales organizations achieve revenue goals.
Throughout his career, Anthony has helped people in a wide variety of industries and markets think through and overcome their biggest business challenges. His greatest strength is in getting others to build consensus around what must change, and identify the resources within themselves that will drive positive results. Be it through the delivery of staffing solutions or sales strategies, Anthony is a trust builder who focuses on leading transformational conversations, those that create and sustain relationships of value. He is a natural mentor who brings the business acumen, situational knowledge, and experience to each engagement, and lays a solid foundation for future growth.